July 20, 2007 Subject:
I would have to disagree with the last review. The quality of the recording, though not stellar, is still pretty good. The location was good and excellent sound out of the PA thanks to Jack. The only problem is that Oktavas tend to muddy the middle frequencies somewhat.
The show itself, as far as I'm concerned, was a full blown rocker. It started a little slow, but from We Don't Stop on Franti was in full balls to the wall mode. The story he told (it's always different) during Everyone Deserves Music is achingly beautiful, a must-listen. Ditto with Never Too Late - I thought of it often as my own father took his long trip to the hereafter two years later.
In short, download this show, you'll love it. Five stars for the show, take off one star for B recording quality.
November 23, 2005 Subject:
the sounds not there
I haven't missed The Vibes in at least 5 years. It's always a great time, well run, and the people are kind. That said, I'm a big Spearhead fan. You've got to see these guys live, the energy is unreal. This recording however doesn't capture that. To me it sounds flat and faraway. There are so many other Spearhead shows out there, that this will never make it into your regular rotation. Thanks archive!